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Henrietta Szold is an important figure in the history of Israel. Although she died before the nations founding in 1948, she was dedicated to the Zionist cause and gave practical realization to the lofty ideals of a Jewish state. In 1912, she founded Hadassah, an international Zionist womens organization that provided the infrastructure of a modern medical system serving both Jews and Arabs in Palestine.
1. Who is pictured on U.S. currency? What roles did these people play in our nations history?
2. In addition to Szold, what other images appear on the bill? Why are they significant?
3. Do any women appear on U.S. currency? Are women on bills or coins from other nations? What are the primary accomplishments of these women?
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